Necessary Leaders

Necessary Leaders

I have known dozens of churches well.  Some I served; some were served by colleagues.  Others were neighboring congregations.  A few of these churches handled difficulties well.  They took the initiative to deal with problems in the earliest stages.  They set...
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: Part 2

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: Part 2

In part one of this two-part column, I wrote that healthy churches give considerable attention to a full process of communication that includes: quality of decisions, quantity of messages, accuracy of information, and consistency of practice.  In part two, I will...
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Pastors and other ministers want to know the best practices of a healthy church.  Here’s one: healthy churches communicate well.  They recognize it is almost impossible to communicate too much. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? If it’s so simple, why don’t more congregations...
A New Digital Covenant

A New Digital Covenant

Have you ever: Sent a text that the recipient misinterpreted? Wondered how to decipher an angry sounding email you received? Congratulated someone on Facebook for an accomplishment, only to discover the news was still confidential? If you haven’t had one of these...